Mid-air collision Accident SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1 XX749, 10 Dec 1979
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55378
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Type:Silhouette image of generic JAGR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Owner/operator:226 OCU RAF
Registration: XX749
MSN: S.46
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lumsden, Aberdeenshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Lossiemouth (EGQS)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Mid-air collision during a low-level formation training flight involving two Jaguar aircraft. Both Jaguars involved in the collision (XX749 and XX755) crashed. Staff pilot (Flight Lieutenant Nicholas James Brown in XX749) was killed and the student pilot (Flt. Lt. C. Watson in XX755) ejected safely.

Severe injuries in XX749 attributed to the canopy failing to jettison because the firing link was disconnected in the collision, so the seat passed through the canopy severely injuring the pilot, who was also burned due to the fuel tank behind the cockpit exploding.


1. http://www.ukserials.com/pdflosses/maas_19791210_xx749_xx755.pdf
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20171028222715/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Jaguar/Jaguar.htm
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1979.htm
4. http://www.targetlock.org.uk/jaguar/service_uk.html
5. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1980/1980%20-%203073.html

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

12-Feb-2011 14:32 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jul-2011 00:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jun-2013 16:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Jun-2015 21:07 Z. Zeeland Updated [Operator]
19-Sep-2020 07:10 Kriskross Updated [Time, Narrative]
19-Sep-2020 07:11 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities]
24-Dec-2020 19:48 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Phase, Narrative]
12-Oct-2021 17:52 harro Updated [Accident report]

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